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OTRR Maintained Set -- This set contains all known episodes in the best available audio condition with the most accurate dates and titles known to be in general circulation and based on current research at the time of release. Replaces OTRR Certified Accurate and OTRR Certified Complete.
OTRR Non-Maintained Set -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Maintenance process.
Pre-2019 OTRR Definitions:
OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that was "Certified Accurate" indicated that all the episodes were properly identified and labeled based on current information but that the series did not contain all known extant episodes.
OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that was "Certified Complete" achieved the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implied that all the files in the series were "Certified Accurate" and also indicated that the series was as complete as possible and included all circulating episodes.
OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Certification process.
Also, beginning in 2019, the version numbers of our OTRR releases changed format -- instead of v1.0 or v2.1, we are now using a version number that reflects the year and month the set was released. The format used is a two-digit year followed by a two-digit month. For example, "v1906" indicates a set that was released in June 2019, or "v1910" indicates a set released in October 2019.
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February 22, 2018 Subject:
In The Name Of The Law
I do the same, always searching for some new otr shows. Will try this one
December 21, 2014 Subject:
Decent crminal (murder) mystery show
Great audio, first of all. Pretty much like Law & Order without the court cases. It's just this Detective, who works special for the governor(?), and solves cases. Usually it's a murder and people assume it's the simplest explanation but the detective picks up clues and busts the killer in the end. Maybe it's kinda like Sherlock Holmes, without the circular explanations and the ridiculously-tiny cues that he finds. This is much more simple. It got repetitive after 2 eps. so I got bored. Use at your own discretion.
3/5 stars - strictly average
January 6, 2013 Subject:
A VERY pleasant surprise!
I clicked on the first episode figuring that I'd stay there about 10 seconds and then continue my search from some new and interesting OTR programs I hadn't listened to before. Well, I ended up never leaving until I had listened to all twelve episodes. Exceedingly well done considering when it was done! Radio was still in its infancy. Each episode drew you right in. Tight, tense pacing with good scripts and voice characterizations. No pretense. No political correctness. No bull. Good old straight shootin'....tell it like it is....just the facts ma'am, just the facts!
April 16, 2012 Subject:
I was very pleasantly surprised by the first episode considering race relations in the 1930s. Maybe the show had no sponsors so they could put on this true story. According to Rod Serling on 1950s TV this wouldn't have been aired.
April 6, 2010 Subject:
True Detective crossover
June 12, 2007 Subject:
Does anybody have any more info on this one???
This is one of the strangest OTR shows I've ever heard...
At times I suspect its a hoax...
What network on it on? Was it a summer replacement show?
At times the writing and acting border on bizarre, but it is always engaging.
The episode "Nothing Ever Happens in Chinatown" is my favorite...
They sure knew how to get the truth outta poor honorable chinaman... Wouldn't he be able to sue for that these days?